Luckett & Farley has been the architectural and engineering firm of choice by such distilleries as Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Early Times, and craft spirits startup Rabbit Hole Distilling. The Luckett & Farley dedicated distillery team has the experience, expertise, and professionalism to deliver effective and efficient distillery design for any client with a passion for excellence.
In the craft spirits distillery space, Luckett & Farley recognizes that flexibility is key in the craft market and is prepared to work with any kind of project or job site to bring your distilling dreams to fruition. The firm has designed everything from simple distillery tasting rooms to a $60M production facility. The design team includes architects and structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, civil engineers, as well as commercial interior designers and a procurement division for sourcing internal furnishings.
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Founded in 1853, Luckett & Farley Architects & Engineers is the longest continual operating architectural firm in the United States. We’ve been providing world-class architecture for more than 165 years including one of the nation’s most recognizable and historic landmarks, the twin spires of Churchill Downs race track.
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Architecture – Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative design solutions that are functional, sustainable and beautiful, believing that architecture is inextricably tied to use, place, client aspirations and cultural traditions. We get to the heart of your project and your vision by listening and engaging you in collaborative dialog in which ideas are exchanged and consensus is reached, early and continually throughout the course of the project’s myriad phases.
Mechanical Engineering – Our mechanical engineers utilize Building Information Modeling to design complete heating and cooling systems. In doing so, they are also able to conduct energy modeling to analyze the most efficient options. Our approach allows us to make decisions early in the design process to help architects and owners, collaborate with all stakeholders to get consensus on the best system.
Electrical Engineering – Our electrical engineering staff utilizes advanced technology and software to create design solutions with energy efficiency, practicality and owner usability in mind. Our professional credentials include PE, LEED AP, Lighting Certified (LC) Professional, and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).
Interior Design & Procurement – Luckett & Farley’s has licensed professionals who include LEED AP, NCIDQ, EDAC and CID. Our talented interior designers provide space planning, move-management and furniture coordination throughout your distillery. They understand the unique demands of an operating distillery and a distillery working to create a memorable customer experience.
Development Services – The Luckett and Farley Development team provides clients with the development expertise they need to drive projects, small or large, to success, while minimizing cost and maintaining timelines. We provide these services to clients when they are looking for a partner to guarantee success or simply when they do not have the in house resources to efficiently develop projects. Whether you are renovating, adding to an existing distillery or barrel warehouse, or building from the ground up, together, we will clarify the funding opportunities to allow you to determine your best transaction structure. We’ll help you define your project through needs assessment, verify its feasibility through financial analysis, and execute it through vetted acquisition, quality design and efficient construction.
Predevelopment consulting services, including feasibility studies, due diligence, facilities inventory, programming, market studies, project and development cost projections, revenue and operating cost pro forma, financing alternatives analysis, occupancy projections and space planning, design leadership of master planning, site planning, short and long range facilities planning and/or amenities concepts.
Development services can assist with the coordination of land or site acquisition, managing grant and financing approvals, legal jurisdiction approvals, entitlements, contract negotiations, planning, design and value engineered construction documents, specifications, code compliance and permitting, budgets, bid coordination, contractor qualification and establishing a GMP.
After the construction begins, Lucket &Farley administers contracts, manages change orders, establishes FF&E procurement and install while maintaining the budget, meetings schedule, reporting, work review and oversight of general contractor all the way through the punch list process and warranty documentation.
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